During 2011, F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry served 8,618 families totaling 17,554 individuals; which averaged 718 families and 1,463 people per month. They spent $41,609 on food in 2011. 147,128 pounds of food was purchased from Mid South Food Bank in Memphis at a cost of $.14 per pound plus delivery fees for a total cost of $23,297. The remaining $18,311 was used to purchase food from local grocery suppliers. The food pantry received 521,336 pounds of food from Wal-Mart, Sam's, Kroger, and food drives at no cost. They averaged spending $4.81 per box of food distributed. F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry signed up 311 new families in 2011, with family members totaling 872. They gave out emergency boxes to 703 families, with family members totaling 1,759.
As of December 2011, the Pantry had 1,436 regular families with family members totaling 3,084. On a trial basis, in June they began giving out the perishable food each week received from Al-Mart. They gave out 4,625 boxes of perishable food to their clients June through December. These boxes were in addition to the regular box our clients get on distribution day, the third Saturday of each month.
Primary purpose of F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry is to minister to the emergency needs of the residence of the Nettleton line consolidated school district of Monroe, Lee and Itawamba counties by providing food.